Perky! Netflix and the Royal Family clash over the phenomenon series The Crown
As Netflix’s phenomenon series The Crown counts the days for its new season, the Royal Family’s anxiety has started to increase. The palace is reacting to Netflix because it thinks it will reflect the conspiracy theory that Prince Charles dethroned the Queen and the death of Princess Diana.
With the death of the Queen, The Crown, one of Netflix’s leading productions, has become popular again. Now, as the platform prepares to broadcast the new season, it is preparing to face the palace.
According to the news of The Sun; The hit series, which has been repeatedly accused of blurring the line between fact and fiction, will cover the hours before Princess Diana’s tragic death in Paris in August 1997 in new episodes.
In addition, the news about the scenes where Prince Philip cheated on the Queen with his close friend Penny Knatchbull in the new season and where Prince Charles told the Queen that he should be imprisoned for being a bad mother drew attention.
Moreover, Netflix’s refusal to declare that the series is fictional and not factual has further alienated the Crown. Critics argue that not all viewers realize that the scenes in the show are fiction and should be a warning for this.
PRINCE WILLIAM REACTIVE
It was also reflected in the press that Prince William was reacting especially for the parts of The Crown about Princess Diana. The Prince of Wales is reportedly angry that Netflix is recreating his mother’s last days for entertainment purposes.
But Netflix insists that Diana’s death, which occurred in a car accident in Paris’s Pont de l’Alma tunnel, will not be reenacted during the series. Still, a source close to the Royal Family told The Sun, “It’s very disturbing to go back to Paris and turn Diana’s final days and hours into a drama.
The show has always tried to present a fictional version of royal history with as much precision as possible. However, recently; As we get closer to the present, it becomes more difficult to keep this balance.”
Written and Filmed BEFORE THE QUEEN’S DEATH
A spokesperson for the show said: “The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. Season five is a fictional dramatization that imagines what might happen behind closed doors during an important decade for the Royal Family.” The spokesperson of the series also stated that the documents of many journalists and researchers were used during the production.
Although the new season was written at least a year before the Queen’s death and filmed months ago, its timing has drawn criticism. Sources close to the palace say the Queen’s death just five weeks ago made the scenes particularly hurtful.